South Dakota State’s T.J. Otzelberger has been hired as the UNLV men’s basketball coach. He went 70-33 in three seasons with the Jackrabbits, making the NCAA Tournament in his first two years and the NIT this season.
The Ducks — fresh off their Pac-12 conference tournament title run at T-Mobile Arena — quickly moved to 1-point favorites Sunday night over No. 5 seed Wisconsin after opening as 1½-point underdogs.
Athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois fired men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies after his third season Friday, bringing an end to a tenure that began with the culmination of one of the darkest points in program history.
Pepperdine pulled away late for an 89-72 win over San Francisco, and San Diego eliminated Brigham Young by coming out hot from the field in an 80-57 victory in a game that it led by 44 points in the second half.
Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu, a 5-foot-11 point guard, has flaunted in Las Vegas the precocious skillset that has helped her net an NCAA record 17 triple-doubles and emerge as perhaps the top prospect in next month’s WNBA Draft.
The Las Vegas Aces celebrated International Women’s Day on a cold, windy Friday by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
Vegas Madness has officially begun.
Nick Blair and Noah Robotham each made two free throws in the final 32.6 seconds left to give UNLV an 85-81 overtime victory over Boise State on Saturday night at the Thomas Mack Center.
UNLV senior point guard Noah Robotham, who graduated from Bishop Gorman High School, will play his final home game for the Rebels on Saturday. They host Boise State at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.